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Looking up at Akrons Northside Marketplace

Northside Marketplace Offers UA Students a Sampling of Akron’s Small Businesses

By Emily Bower, Correspondent January 31, 2018

A newcomer has appeared in the ever-changing facade of downtown Akron, and it is certainly not one to be missed. Located near Luigi’s Restaurant on Furnace Street in downtown Akron, Northside Marketplace...

Lock 4 Park.

Akronites Stay Entertained at Lock 4

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor August 28, 2017

Not only are there many great opportunities and fun things to do on The University of Akron campus, there are also so many things to do in the city of Akron. In downtown Akron, there are plenty of events...

Brent Wesley, owner of Akron Honey Company, caring for his bees.

Akron Honey Company: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-08-16

1045 Jefferson Ave (beehives) 106 N Main St (skin care production space)
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor December 8, 2016

Akron has an abundance of unique small businesses and one of those that I just discovered is Akron Honey Company. Owner and beekeeper Brent Wesley calls his company “The Sweet Spot of Akron, Ohio.”...

NOTO North is located across from Luigis Italian Restaurant.

NOTO North & NOTO South: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-06-16

106 North Main Street & 76 South Main Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor December 5, 2016

I found your retail therapy fix for finals week. NOTO North and NOTO South – two unique boutiques in Akron – are sure to give your mind a short break with some relaxing shopping. NOTO North features...

Time Traveler Records is your one stop destination for new and used vinyl and CDs.

Time Traveler Records: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-01-16

118 W. Market Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 30, 2016

Time Traveler Records is by far my favorite record store in Akron and it’s just about 10 minutes away from campus. You should shop at local businesses in order to give back to the community members that...

Uncorked Wine Bar: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-29-16

22 High Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 29, 2016

Want to taste some quality wines while viewing quality art exhibits? This wine bar, art gallery and music venue needs to be your next location for date night and girl’s night. This elegant wine bar is...

Pick up a festive pie or cake during Sweet Marys Bakerys extended Thanksgiving hours.

Sweet Mary’s Bakery: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-22-16

76 E. Mill Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 21, 2016

  I know you’ll be binge eating yourself to oblivion on Thanksgiving, so why not stop by Sweet Mary’s Bakery for a festive pie and add just a few more calories. Baker Mary Hospodarsky has...

Rubber City Comics: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-17-16

74 E. Mill Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 16, 2016

Are you a self-proclaimed comic book nerd? Stop by Rubber City Comics (RCC) in downtown Akron to expand your collection. You deserve to treat yourself because it’s almost finals week. The comic book...

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

75 S. Main Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 14, 2016

Imagine you’re studying at the Akron Public Library downtown and your stomach lets out a deep rumble. You have so much work to get done that your growling stomach is an inconvenience. You need something...

Enter BLU Jazz + by entering the alley to the right of the sign. The entrance is on top of a small parking lot across from Ely Road Boutique and near Musica.

BLU Jazz +: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-10-16

47 E Market Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 9, 2016

Think of BLU Jazz + as a fancier version of your usual club hangout with your crew. This club is located in downtown Akron, so it is quite accessible for UA students. BLU Jazz + is known for its quality...

The Lockview entrance featuring the Akron skyline.

The Lockview: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-08-16

207 S Main Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 7, 2016

Channel your inner kid with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich and a side of Goldfish, but feel grown up with a full menu of wine and beer at The Lockview. It sounds too good to be true, but I promise...

Owner Suzie Pruitt holder her corgi Huey at Ely Road Boutique.

Ely Road Boutique: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-01-16

20 Maiden Lane
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 3, 2016

Come to Ely Road Boutique for unique and fashionable pieces and an adorable corgi named Huey. This local boutique is new to downtown Akron. Owner Suzie Pruitt opened the boutique in January, 2016....

The Steam Trunk, Highland Squares mens boutique, has antiques, clothing, cigars, and manly candles.

The Steam Trunk: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-03-16

16 S Highland Ave
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor November 2, 2016

Men, this Hidden Gem is for you. And don’t bash it because it’s considered a “boutique.” This shop has some of the most manly accessories and housewear you’ll find. The first thing I noticed...

There are a variety of pastry options at Artisan Coffee Shop

Artisan Coffee Shop: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-27-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 26, 2016

Coffee is an essential part of the college life for many students, so it only seems appropriate to share with you a coffee shop with a cozy atmosphere. I want to expand your coffee horizons with a coffee...

One of the Firestone Metro Park locations in Akron.

Summit Metro Parks: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-20-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 19, 2016

Imagine the crunching of dead leaves under your feet and breathing in the smells of the woods surrounding you. Fall hiking is a great way to relax and, in Akron, there is so much beautiful scenery. If...

If you find nothing else interesting here, promise you’ll take a selfie with the creature.

The Bomb Shelter: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-18-16

923 Bank Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 17, 2016

 Visit The Bomb Shelter for unique finds that will make your dorm room or apartment the only place where your friends will want to hang out. A statement on thebombshelterstore.com summed it up perfectly:...

The third floor of Kolbe Hall needs to be your new study spot.

Third floor of Kolbe Hall: Hidden Gem of (U)Akron 10-11-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 10, 2016

With midterms and exams in full swing, students can be found cramming in every campus building. I’m sharing one of my favorite spots with you. For the past few semesters, all of my classes have been...

The Eye Opener & Arnie’s Public House: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-06-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 5, 2016

If an omelette with gooey cheese and a Bloody Mary for breakfast is your thing, The Eye Opener is your spot. It has a variety of breakfast classics: omelettes, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, gourmet...

A glimpse at some of the merchandise at Rubber City Clothing.

Rubber City Clothing: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-04-16

18 N. High Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor October 3, 2016

While it may be more well known than some of my previous Hidden Gems, Rubber City Clothing should be a go-to for any Akronite, native or new, who needs some Akron-proud gear in their wardrobe. For those...

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The Bookseller: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-27-16

39 Westgate Circle, Westgate Shopping Center
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor September 26, 2016

I was driving down the road behind Swensons Drive-In the other day and I saw this shop, The Bookseller, out of the corner of my eye. I quickly pulled into the parking lot because I knew it would be perfect...

Why Akron is a little weird

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor September 21, 2016

I sincerely love Akron. I was born here and as much as I like living here, I have noticed some things that have struck me as a little weird. We still get nerdily excited when we see the Goodyear blimp,...

Akron Glass Works: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-15-16

421 Spicer Street
By Michelle DeShon , Opinion Editor September 15, 2016

Akron Glass Works has been providing Akronites with a hands-on glassblowing experience for 10 years and is currently the only glassblowing studio and gallery in Akron. It was previously located across...

Entrance of Don Drumm Studios & Gallery.

Don Drumm Studios & Gallery: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-13-16

437 Crouse Street
By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor September 12, 2016

Today’s Hidden Gem of Akron, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, is within walking distance of campus - so there’s no excuse for not checking it out. Why not absorb some art during a break between classes?...

Chill sign on the brick building that houses Chill Artisan Ice Cream.

Chill Artisan Ice Cream: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-8-16

21 Maiden Ln
By Michelle DeShon , Opinion Editor September 7, 2016

During the last few weeks of the summer I was on a date night with my boyfriend. As we were walking down High Street near Nightlight Cinema, I noticed a quirky ice cream sign on the side of a brick building....

UA President Scott Scarborough speaks to the Faculty Senate on Thursday, Feb. 4, shortly before it voted 50-2 for a resolution of no confidence in him.

Scarborough resigns

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor May 31, 2016

University of Akron President Scott Scarborough has resigned, the UA Board of Trustees announced Tuesday morning. The Board and Scarborough reached an agreement during an emergency meeting on May 31....

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

UA School of Law gets $100k from federal program

By Dylan Reynolds May 4, 2016

After receiving a $100,000 grant, The University of Akron School of Law is partnering with the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) to help youths with criminal records find jobs and affordable...

Sports Recap

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor May 2, 2016

Men’s Golf The Zips men’s golf team rounded out its season at the Mid-American Conference Championship at Highland Meadows Golf Club on April 30 with an overall fifth out of ninth place. Sophomore...

Mentor Reese March with his Family Foundation mentees.

Akron students to take first ride on record-breaking coaster at Cedar Point

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Online Editor May 2, 2016

A lucky group of students from The University of Akron will get to experience the very first ride on Cedar Point’s new record-breaking roller coaster thanks to the LeBron James Family Foundation. On...

Less confidence than before

New survey shows faculty opinion of UA leadership worse than last fall
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor May 2, 2016

The results of a survey released yesterday show that UA faculty have even less confidence in University leadership and direction than they did fall semester. “Approximately 9 out of every 10 faculty...

Participants walk for sexual assault awareness.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

By George Dunlap, Writer May 2, 2016

The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) capped off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with its 11th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event on April 29 at Lock 3. Since 2005, the Medina and Summit County Rape Crisis...

Where are They Now: UA Baseball

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor April 27, 2016

As the University prepares to kick off a $2 million marketing campaign, one thing won’t be featured in its advertisements any time soon: a baseball team. Almost a year after the coaching staff and players...

Akron group wants to change election coverage

By Dylan Reynolds April 27, 2016

With $174,990 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute is collaborating with the Jefferson Center and the Akron Beacon Journal to help newsrooms...

President Scarborough will fill seven administrative positions for next fall semester.

Scarborough looks to round out his team

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor April 25, 2016

“There’s still a few more pieces of the puzzle that I have left to place,” said University of Akron President Scott Scarborough regarding the seven vacant positions on his management team for next...

The race to break down barriers of education

By Zaina Salem, Editor in Chief April 18, 2016

A brand new 5k race, organized by DreamAKRON, is raising money in order to establish scholarships for high school students on May 7. The race is a community event that involves people from the Akron...

Brian ODonnell answers questions from the crowd after the viewing

International Film Festival showcases ‘Akron’

By Preston Davis, Writer April 11, 2016

Last Friday, directors Brian O’Donnell and Sasha King’s film “Akron” attracted a record 360 viewers to the Akron-Summit County Public Library as part of the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival. While...

Bridging STEM fields

By Kaitlin Erdman April 6, 2016

Over the weekend, The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame STEM Middle School hosted its sixth BEST (Bridging Engineering, Science, and Technology) Medicine Engineering Fair. This event, orchestrated...

Football player injured in shooting

By Dylan Reynolds March 30, 2016

Akron wide receiver Andrew Pratt is currently recovering after his housemate mistook him for a burglar and shot him in the stomach on March 19. Although he is taking time off from classes, the senior...

USG should take action after survey

By Buchtelite Editorial Board March 17, 2016

Several weeks ago, at a time when tension ran high on campus after the Faculty Senate’s overwhelming no-confidence vote in President Scott Scarborough, UA’s Undergraduate Student Government issued...

UA student Ben Holda, a sophomore, admires an artistic rendition of a map of Akron at Big Love Fest.

Akron gives ‘Big Love’ to community

By Preston Davis, writer March 16, 2016

In its third year, the Big Love Fest of Akron filled Summit Artspace with a family-friendly celebration of the community’s art, music, dance, food, spirituality, and connection. Big Love was held...

Survey captures student opinion of UA leadership

Survey captures student opinion of UA leadership

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor March 14, 2016

Just over 56 percent of undergraduate students say they have no confidence in UA President Scott Scarborough, a survey released last week by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) shows. The survey,...

Akron feels the Bern

Akron feels ‘the Bern’

By Abigail Wakefield , Writer March 14, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally titled “A Future to Believe In” in Akron yesterday, March 15, at the Akron Civic Theater. The rally began at around 1 p.m., but many...

Faculty voting on strike-authorization

Faculty voting on strike-authorization

Akron-AAUP, administration continue contract negotiations
By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor March 7, 2016

In the print version of this article, The Buchtelite did not clarify the conditions for the administration's faculty salary proposal. The proposal includes a 0.75 percent increase for the next two academic...

Spoiled second attempt to raise tuition

By Buchtelite Editorial Board March 5, 2016

The University of Akron will be refunding students up to $4.1 million for an improperly increased facilities fee included in UA’s 2015 - 2016 budget. This marks the second time state officials have...

Army Sgt. Kyle White

Medal of Honor recipient talks courage, veteran opportunities

By Michelle DeShon , Writer February 22, 2016

A Medal of Honor recipient came to The University of Akron on Friday, Feb. 19 to speak about his time spent on duty overseas. Army Sgt. Kyle White received a Medal of Honor, the U.S.’s highest military...

Singer-songwriter Mike Edel promotes his recent album India, Seattle.

Canadian musician makes his Akron debut

By Sofia, Arts & Life Editor February 22, 2016

“It’s a lot of hard work and some great music. That's what people want,” said musician Mike Edel. Edel is an indie folk singer-songwriter from British Columbia who is making his debut in Akron...

USG seeks student attitudes toward UA leadership

By Nick Peterman, News Writer February 17, 2016

At the Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting on Feb. 11, USG President Taylor Swift announced plans to issue a campus-wide survey to all students in order to gather student sentiment toward campus...

From left to right, Professor Pam Schulze, Associate Professor Michelle Byrne, Associate Professor Kevin Kern, Professor Constance Bouchard, and Professor Steve Harp.

Faculty gather to reassure prospective students

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2016

In an effort to show their support for a fair contract, and to send a positive message to prospective and current students, faculty members from the Akron American Association of University Professors...

Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 14, 2015.

Key issues on the table

Trustees to consider no-confidence resolution, 'proposed course fees,' and more
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor February 8, 2016

According to University spokesman Wayne Hill, the "proposed course fees" mentioned in this article are for law students in the UA School of Law's international program in Asia, and for Fire and Hazardous...

Applications – Prospective students who have filled out an application to attend UA. 

Admittance – Prospective students who have the proper requirements, and have been offered admittance to UA. 

Confirmations – Prospective students who have paid the $145 online admissions fee, and confirmed their intent to enroll at UA.

Fewer headed to UA?

Early numbers show decline in freshmen likely to enroll
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor February 1, 2016

Freshman applications to UA were down 6 percent in mid-January from the same time last year, as the number of admitted students who had confirmed their intent to enroll in fall 2016 were down 32 percent,...

EXL Center promises ‘experiential learning’

By Dylan Reynolds, Writer February 1, 2016

A new initiative, led by Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman, is staking its claim in the Student Union and Bierce Library.                                                  ...

Ad campaign seeking reform in UA governance

Ad campaign seeking reform in UA governance

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor December 15, 2015

A new campaign is in progress to reform the way top decisions are being made at The University of Akron. Paid for by “Advocates for The University of Akron, Students and Faculty,” the campaign has...

Happy holidays from The Buchtelite

By Buchtelite Editorial Board December 9, 2015

Tomorrow marks the last day of fall classes. After the weekend, finals will try to claim our sanity. But once finals are over, the much-anticipated winter break begins. Before we know it, spring semester...

Husein was shot and killed Monday night, Dec. 7.

Remembering Zakareia Husein

By Zaina Salem, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2015

A University of Akron student was shot to death around 11 p.m. on Monday when a robber gunned him down at a pizza parlor in Akron. Zakareia Husein, 21, was working at his family-owned New York Style...

In June, a ‘literal political campaign’ to change UA’s name by January 2016

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor December 7, 2015

It started early this year as a post on a zipsnation.org forum. Since, the topic of a UA name-change — a rebranding, a new slogan, a marketing tagline, whatever one might call it now — has been...

Protest scheduled for Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , Photo Editor December 7, 2015

Undeterred, relentless, and ready to make their voices heard yet again—students from the Ohio Student Association (OSA) are holding another protest outside of the Board of Trustees meeting this Wednesday...

How many times must we ask for transparency?

By Buchtelite Editorial Board December 3, 2015

Last Sunday the Akron Beacon Journal ran a full-page ad signed by seven of Akron’s prominent business executives, which exhorted readers to put faith in the changes at UA and “come together” to support...

Linebacker Jatavis Brown wins Defensive Player of the Year.

Jatavis Brown named Defensive Player of the Year

By Terry Rabbitts, Sport's Editor December 2, 2015

Senior linebacker Jatavis Brown was named Mid-American Conference (MAC) Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Brown has started all 12 games this year and led the Zips with 108 tackles,...

The Black Students United rally was held on Monday, Nov. 16, outside of the Union.

Campuses confront race issues

Black student leaders disapprove of way UA rally was portrayed in headline
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor November 23, 2015

Last week, The Buchtelite published a story about UA Black Students United’s rally in support of the protesters’ cause at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), held on Nov. 16 outside of the Student...

President Scott Scarborough at the Nov. 18 Akron Press Club luncheon. Emcee M.L. Schultze of WKSU-FM is in the background.

Many questions, few answers

At Akron Press Club Event, Scarborough reconsiders higher-level course fees among other topics
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor November 18, 2015

“No topic is off-limits,” UA President Scott Scarborough told the crowd at yesterday’s Akron Press Club event in Quaker Square’s banquet hall, where nearly 175 educators, students, staff, alumni,...

Thoughts on Akron Press Club meeting

By Keirsten Heckel November 18, 2015

As one of the four students that attended the Akron Press Club Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 18, I noticed something that I have not seen with President Scarborough before: he seemed more engaged with the...

A ‘normal meeting’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board November 18, 2015

UA President Scott Scarborough began his Akron Press Club speech yesterday by pulling out the dry erase markers and telling the audience he was going to run it like he does “normal meetings” with “faculty,...

‘F*ck racism,’ they chanted

More than 120 gather in support of University of Missouri students
By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor November 16, 2015

More than 120 students, most of them black, gathered outside the Student Union Starbucks entrance yesterday to voice their support for happenings at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), and address concerns...

Students as ‘customers’

By Buchtelite Editorial Board November 11, 2015

  UA President Scott Scarborough recently appeared on the cover of the November issue of the Akron/Canton SmartBusiness magazine. A business magazine? Figures. But “smart” business?...

Sandra Pianalto gives a lecture in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Former Federal Reserve CEO returns to alma mater

Pianalto recounts past, encourages students to take risks
By Natalie Orr , News Writer November 4, 2015

In most fields, taking risks is usually said to have a negative connotation, but in the eyes of Sandra Pianalto, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, it is the stepping stone...

Sexual assault survey responses released

Shows 8.1 percent of respondents had nonconsensual sexual contact
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor November 4, 2015

Students received troubling, but important, news in a special edition of Zipmail yesterday. The letter was from President Scott Scarborough, and it highlighted some of the findings from the UA Sexual...

Pot falls short, Horrigan wins mayoral election

A day after the Nov 3. ballot, the unofficial results are in
By Logan Lane and Sofia Syed November 4, 2015

A day after the Nov 3. ballot, the unofficial results are in After a long and expensive path to the ballot, a legal battle over ambiguous wording, and a slew of commercials, ResponsibleOhio’s ballot...

A student walking into the Honors College.

Naming the Honors College

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, Photo Editor October 28, 2015

In the Oct. 29 printed version of this article, UA's rebranding was incorrectly written as "Ohio's Polytechnic Institute." The rebranding is to "Ohio's Polytechnic University," not "Ohio's Polytechnic...

Defining ‘courage’ in light of UA’s plight

By Buchtelite Editorial Board October 21, 2015

UA President Scott Scarborough’s penultimate slide from Tuesday’s “State of the University” address showed the stoic face of Theodore Roosevelt, one of American history’s most resilient men,...

Graphic by Ashlee Fields

UAPD prevents zombie apocalypse

By Dylan Reynolds , News Writer October 12, 2015

The campus-wide competition known as Humans vs. Zombies came to an abrupt end last Monday night when UAPD decided to cancel it. The police department cited an influx of complaints as the reason for...

First UA ‘Game-Changer’ awarded

By Samantha Hickey , News Editor October 12, 2015

Last week, UA introduced the first of eight recipients of The University of Akron Game-Changer Award. The award is presented to UA students who embody the “I-won’t-take-no-for-an-answer, roll-up-my-sleeves-and-make-it-happen...

Messina addresses USG senate

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor October 12, 2015

A special guest came to last week’s Undergraduate Student Government senate meeting to talk about, and perhaps clarify, recent changes at The University of Akron. The guest was John Messina, associate...

An apology is in order

By Buchtelite Editorial Board October 10, 2015

Admitting wrongdoing is difficult—and apparently too difficult, especially for The University of Akron’s administrators. The tenderest consolation UA’s constituents have so far received is the...

Town Hall meeting leaves something to be desired

By Buchtelite Editorial Board October 7, 2015

Monday’s USG Town Hall meeting with Scott Scarborough held great promises, but left something to be desired. The idea of a town hall meeting carries a strong connotation of intimacy: guests openly...

New faculty, recalled staff

New faculty, recalled staff

Chief Financial Officer Nathan Mortimer says 30 to 34 staff, whose positions were abolished over summer, were recalled.
By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor September 30, 2015

Not all employees whose positions were cut in July have left The University of Akron for good. “We’ve had a number of people who we’ve brought back because of bumping rights or [their] skill set...

Faculty in disaccord with University leadership

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor September 28, 2015

Faculty are not happy with the way things are going at The University of Akron. Yesterday, the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) released results of a survey...

Exercise your mind

Exercise your mind

By Sara Syed, Writer September 24, 2015

The Akron Peace Project’s 6th annual Akron Peace Week will be celebrated this year from September 25 to  October 4. The newest addition to the Akron Peace Week, the Akron Yoga Summit, will commence...

Lab accident sends student to hospital

By Brooke Griffin, Writer September 21, 2015

An explosion sent one student to Akron General Medical Center last Tuesday evening. The explosion occurred in the lab of Judit E. Puskas, located in the Akron Engineering Research Center. During...

Current view of what was previously Ohio Burger in the Student Union. Other venue construction going on around campus.

What’s happening with Dining Services?

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor August 22, 2015

Students can expect a different dining experience this fall, as UA recently hired the Aramark Corporation to take over its Dining Services. Aramark is a big company—207th of the list of Fortune 500s—that...

Love Markel speaks to a group in Olin Hall Room 124 on Friday, May 1, to organize the details of next weeks protest.

Upcoming campus protest against UA name-change

By Grant Morgan , Managing Editor May 1, 2015

Seventeen students gathered in Olin Hall Room 124 today, May 1, to work out the details of a protest against a name-change for The University of Akron. The protest will take place next Friday, May 8,...

The faculty who attended the luncheon socialize on the topic of the day before the food is served.

‘Let’s Grow Akron’ receives $850 donation at Impact Luncheon

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Writer April 15, 2015

As part of National Volunteer Week, UA’s Department of Student Life hosted the UA Impact Luncheon. Faculty and students gathered for the event on Tuesday, April 14 in the Union. Alison Doehring, assistant...

UAPD offers rewards for useful tips

UAPD offers rewards for useful tips

By Alicia Finch , Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2015

The University of Akron Police Department launched a new public safety system that rewards those who report crimes. “See it. Report it. Get rewarded!” gives those who see illegal activity a chance...

Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of sociology at Georgetown University, speaks at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, as part of the eighth annual Black Male Summit.

Eighth Black Male Summit to address inequities

By Ian Vanek , News Writer March 30, 2015

The eighth annual Black Male Summit will be returning Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 to The University of Akron’s campus.  The Black Male Summit was started in 2008 and brings together national...

Alternative Spring Break volunteers collected recycled oyster shells to help create a reef.

Forget relaxation, volunteer

Volunteers spend spring break in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina
By Spencer Skolnick , News Writer March 30, 2015

Some UA students used spring break as time away from school to volunteer with The University of Akron’s Alternative Spring Break.  For four days over spring break, 91 volunteers—UA students and...

UA students form charity after studying abroad

By Kristina Aiad-Toss , News Writer March 18, 2015

In December 2014, a group of fifteen students from The University of Akron traveled to Ouanaminthe, Haiti and visited a school called Institution Univers (IU). Zeke Isaac, who is originally from Haiti,...

Name change? President Scarborough considers dropping The University of Akron

Name change? President Scarborough considers dropping ‘The University of Akron’

By Zaina Salem , Managing Editor March 11, 2015

The University of Akron might undergo a name change. This idea was one of many discussed as part of UA’s ongoing strategic planning process. According to a statement released by President Scarborough,...

Scott Kessler, AAF-Akron, President and Jacob Thompson, of The University of Akron, receiving the Student Best of Show award for his Cleveland Cyclewerks branding project.

Students win design awards

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor March 2, 2015

The Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation held its 70th annual American Advertising Awards at the Akron Civic Theater on Friday, Feb. 20. The ADDY Awards is a three-tiered national competition...

A portion of ZipCon tabling in the Student Union ballroom.

ZipCon

By Brittany Gregg , Opinion Editor February 23, 2015

The Akron Anime Association hosted a one day anime convention from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Union. This is the second year the event has been held at UA and had around 1,000...

More support from Knight Foundation

By Sara Syed , News Writer February 18, 2015

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting The University of Akron with its newest $20,000 grant for service-learning projects and other initiatives in the Akron area. One of the goals...

Knight Foundation funds free tickets

By Grant Morgan , Arts & Life Editor February 9, 2015

There is an old venue using new means to promote art and culture near downtown Akron. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently awarded EJ Thomas Hall with $120,000. This money will be used...

Steven Johnson spoke at the Akron Roundtable luncheon.

PBS host speaks on innovation

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor January 29, 2015

Named by Prospect magazine as one of the “top ten brains of the digital future,” author Steven Johnson spoke for an Akron Roundtable luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 12 p.m. in Quaker Station. Johnson...

Graphic by Ashlee Fields

UA Health Clinic expanding role in community

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor January 29, 2015

  The Nursing Center for Community Health at UA has received a $50,000 grant over 18 months from the National Nursing Centers Consortium. The grant will facilitate medical-legal partnerships for...

Vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Akron's favorite marsupial goes up against Georgia Tech before postseason.
By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor November 10, 2014

In the final week of the Capital One Mascot Challenge Zippy lost to Buzz, the mascot from Georgia Tech and fell to her lowest seating in the tournament, 6th place. The tournament has now moved on to...

The band urges the crowd to clap and sing along.

Rising band Grizfolk performs at Akron

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor October 27, 2014

The up-and-coming band named Grizfolk sat down for an interview with The Buchtelite on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Grizfolk opened up for the award-winning band, Bastille when they performed at E.J. Thomas Hall. Lead...

Ebola goes viral on social media

Ebola goes viral on social media

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor October 16, 2014

[<a href="//storify.com/Buchtelite/ebola-on-social-media" target="_blank">View the story "Ebola outbreak reaches close to home" on Storify</a>]

Youngstown State University president Jim Tressel speaks about leadership to the Saturday morning audience.

Akron hosts speech and pathology convention

By Grant Morgan, Writer October 14, 2014

Quaker Square was bustling in the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 11. After more than a year of planning, The University of Akron hosted the Ohio National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association...

ZPN brings henna to Akron

October 1, 2014

Zips Planning Network hosts Henna Night at The University of Akron.

Diversity is one of UAs strongest characteristics.

UA honored for diversity

By Grant Morgan, Writer September 24, 2014

For the third year in a row, The University of Akron has been honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award by INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine. The award results from UA’s inclusiveness...

Bierce participates in banned books week

Bierce participates in banned books week

UA's main library celebrates restricted authors and novels.
By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer September 23, 2014

This week, Bierce Library is participating in the nationwide event known as “Banned Books Week,” celebrating the novels that many schools and libraries ban from being on the shelves on any normal day. The...

Word on the Street

September 19, 2014

The University of Akron welcomes 16th President Scott Scarborough with an inauguration ceremony Friday, Sept. 19. The Buchtelite captures students thoughts on what changes they would make as a university...

New UA president to be inducted Friday

By William Singer, News Editor September 18, 2014

The University of Akron Communications and Marketing Department The University of Akron’s new president, Scott Scarborough, will be officially introduced on Friday, Sept. 19. This will be the first...

Flags of the nations represented at the festival.

Global Village Festival brings culture to Akron

By William Singer, News Editor September 17, 2014

  The 3rd annual Global Village Festival of Greater Akron brought a multicultural celebration to Akron’s Lock 3 Park on Saturday, Sept. 13. Vendors from around the area sold ethnic cuisine,...

Designs of the t-shirts being sold in the fundraiser.

Students help one of their own

By Grant Morgan, Writer September 11, 2014

    A student at The University of Akron is hosting a fundraiser to support his mother’s recovery after a serious accident. Lucas Budd, an exercise science major, along with the Exercise...

How Not to Drop Out

How Not to Drop Out

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor September 2, 2014

The transition into college is tough for just about everyone, but there is help everywhere to ensure your academic career proceeds and you don’t drop out. As a freshman, you have probably heard you...

New Roo Weekend welcomes incoming freshmen

By Aubrey Barto, Video Editor August 25, 2014

New Roo Weekend was attended by new students this weekend. The Buchtelite Online caught up with freshmen to talk about their experiences.

James greets some kids involved in his Wheels for Education program.

Akron welcomes back James with celebration

UA's welcome back Lebron ceremony also helped kick off the Wheels for Education celebration.
By Tyler Jordan, Writer August 15, 2014

Seven words struck the hearts of Cleveland Cavaliers fans in 2010 during LeBron James’ televised The Decision on ESPN: “I’m taking my talents to South Beach,” James said. James has returned....

President Scott Scarborough

Scarborough appoints new positions

President Scarborough takes action within his first 100 days.
By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor August 5, 2014

President Scarborough has taken no time in making changes around campus in his first couple months of taking office. He has taken the liberty of rearranging the people who answer directly to him, reducing...

Juliet played by Allison Good and Romeo played by Matthew J. Wheeler  in Romeo&Juliet.

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

By Elizabeth Fleagle, Writer August 4, 2014

The University of Akron’s Shrank Hall was put to great use this summer, as it has become home to Akron’s own Rubber City Shakespeare Company. In its second season, Rubber City Shakespeare Company...

UA honors alumnus John Puglia with the exhibit titled Never Not Working: The Art and Influence of John Puglia.

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor July 29, 2014

John Puglia created works of art from the beauty of everything around him. Inspired by the sights of everyday life, Puglia shaped a successful career for himself and motivated others to do the same along...

The Alumni Association building known as The Stitzlein stands no longer.

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

The Alumni Association moved to InfoCision the Spring before demolition.
By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief July 28, 2014

The 1870 Victorian-era home, known as the Stitzlein Alumni Center, no longer stands at the corner of Fir Hill and East Buchtel Avenue. Demolition for the building began July 11. The university took...

World Cup brings diversity to UA

World Cup brings diversity to UA

Students gathered in the Student Union to show their team spirit.
By Tyler Jordan, Writer July 22, 2014

The theatre in the Student Union was packed on June 12th as the Iranian and Nigerian national teams faced off in the World Cup. The University of Akron is a melting pot of students with different nationalities...

Scarborough tours UA

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor July 21, 2014

The Buchtelite followed President Scott Scarborough on his first day on campus, July 1. The tour included the new president walking with students to get a look at the campus he will be working on. This...

Chezem brings home the gold for UAs rifle team.

The golden shot

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor July 15, 2014

Matt Chezem, a junior at The University of Akron, earned a gold medal for the rifle team in the 50-meter prone event at the USA Shooting National Championship at Fort Benning, Ga. Head coach Newt Engle...

Robert Jorgensen as he turned to the crowd during The Star-Spangled Banner.

UA performs patriotic celebration

Guzzetta Hall hosts a symphonic concert for America's historic anniversaries.
By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief July 9, 2014

This year marks the 200th anniversary of our nation’s national anthem, along with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The University of Akron threw a celebration of America’s history...

Transparent shatterproof touchscreens created out of UA for the world to enjoy.

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

The screens that will save smartphones.
By Tyler Jordan, News Editor July 2, 2014

Research in the Polymer building is making dreams reality with a new innovative attempt to create a shatterproof smartphone screen. Yu Zhu and a number of his colleagues published an academic paper titled,...

Chelsi King and Rachel Bodenschatz showing excitement for the up and coming year.

Students decide USG election

USG president and vice president have been sworn into office.
By Tyler Jordan, News Editor July 2, 2014

In the wake of the 2014 Spring Semester there were a large number of positions that were filled at The University of Akron for the 2014-2015 school year. The most publicized was the election of a new president...

UAs track team bring home the MAC Championship.

Zips gain ground nationally

UA track teams bring home the MAC Championship
By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor June 26, 2014

The men’s track team continued their dominance in conference play by winning yet another MAC conference championship. This is the team’s second straight championship in outdoor track while also...

The College of Engineering Celebrates a 100 year centennial.

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

Honor for 100 years of innovation
By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor June 26, 2014

The centennial anniversary of the College of Engineering was a celebration of the past 100 years. The centennial was also an optimistic look at the next 100 years. The college that started with two professors...

Jim Tressel and Zippy pose for a picture at Tressels farewell reception.

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor June 25, 2014

On May 27 the University of Akron honored the two-year service of Jim Tressel, the former Executive Vice President of Strategic Engagement, on the third floor of the Student Union. The ballroom was packed...

President Proenza stands before loved ones to give his last speech to law graduates.

Proenza’s last commencement speech

President congratulates the 2014 School of Law graduation at UA.
By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor June 23, 2014

After 115 commencement speeches in his career, President Luis Proenza gave his last one to the University of Akron law graduates of 2014. The 90th School of Law commencement was held Sunday May 18 at...

Amy Baird sits and enjoys the nice day as she studies for summer classes.

Students react to presidential transition

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief June 23, 2014

The Buchtelite spoke with students from around The University of Akron's campus about their hopes and wishes for the university. Students express their views as the shift from President Luis Proenza and...

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